This post is in partnership with RewardStyle and Lululemon.
I am SO happy the weather is getting nicer, it certainly helps getting up for a pre-work run that it’s light in the morning and kind of warm in the sun (I’m still having to de-ice my car more often than I’d like!).
lululemon is hands down one of my favourite running clothing brands. When it comes to leggings and shorts, lululemon is my go-to especially for long runs and marathons. I need ALL the pockets. It’s definitely a dream to partner with them for this post to share my fave spring/summer lulu pieces.
Almost all of my running leggings are lululemon. Most of them are either Swift Speed High Rise and Fast and Free Tight (US links -> Swift Speed High Rise tight or the Fast and Free Tight) They are just the right amount of compression, high waisted, have deep side pockets to keep your phone/keys/mask etc. Many of their leggings also have reflective dots on the legs for safety, limited seams to avoid chafing
For non-running, mostly rocking the athleisure look, but also useful for stretching/yoga, I love the Align pant. They are my go-to leggings to travel in (and sometimes worn at work with a scrub top if I’m being honest!)
I personally like a longer, bicycle style short; I think it’s the most comfortable and flattering. These are my go-to are the Fast and Free 6 inch short (US link -> Fast and Free 6inch short) for the side and back pockets. I ran the Edinburgh Marathon in a pair that I bought the day before (whoops, nothing new on race day) but knew I trusted them straight off the shelf. Also love these Wunder Train High Rise Short 6inch (US link -> Wunder Train HIgh Rise Short) – I like the colourways and might have just bought the pink pair! These Align shorts WITH POCKETS haven’t made it to the UK lululemon yet but I’ll definitely be trying them out when I can.
A pair I got in the sale a couple of months ago are the Track That 5inch shorts (US link -> Track That 5inch Shorts) – they come in fun bright colours (I have the pink and just ordered yellow). They are loose and breathable so great for hot, humid runs. They also have a built in liner so you won’t flash anyone at the gym. I like that these are a little longer than many of the other loose short options from Lulu.
Also I am totally going to try this casual bike shorts trend this summer… think I can pull it off? I think it would look super cute with an oversized T-shirt or with the lululemon Perfectly Oversized Crew (US link -> Perfectly Oversized Crew) and a pair of casual trainer/sandals.
I prefer a tank top to a t-shirt, sadly lululemon don’t make my fave tank anymore (see the navy tank in the pic above) I have it in four different colours! Some other tank options that I really like are the Sculpt Tank (US link -> Sculpt Tank), the Sculpt Tank Crop (US link -> Sculpt Tank Crop) the Run Kit Tank Top (not yet on the UK website but am going to be ordering it in black and white from my friend in Canada!)
Obviously it’s not always *that* warm in the UK, so I’ve been loving the Fast and Free windbreaker (US link -> Fast and Free Windbreaker) as a great transitional piece that can be worn for early morning/evening runs, and easily tied around your waist if you warm up. It also came in handy to throw on when I went for a post run gin with a friend last week!
I may or may not have bribed Tom with some new lulu running kit and signed him up for a half marathon after he casually dropped into conversation a couple of weeks ago that he might like to run another 13.1. I signed him up so quickly before he could change his mind or back out of it! A lot of his old T-shirts are from races about 5+ years ago and have started to stink, even when fresh out of the washing machine, so I bought him some anti-stink tops and shorts from the men’s range – the Surge Short 6inch liner (US link -> Surge Short 6inch) and the Fast and Free short sleeve (US link -> Fast and Free Short Sleeve).
Are you adding anything to your running kit as we transition into Summer? What are your fave lululemon pieces?
Photos by Phil Hill, This post contains affiliate links